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09-15-2007, 04:33 AM   #1
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Is firmware update interchangeable? (K100D - K00D Super)

I've been looking for an update for my Super, but there is only one for the K100D. Can I use it to update the Super?

Does it really improve anything btw?

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QuoteOriginally posted by Antitrust Quote
I've been looking for an update for my Super, but there is only one for the K100D. Can I use it to update the Super?

Does it really improve anything btw?
Probably not. The Camera model tags are different. I would assume that the firmware in your Super already has the latest updates from theK100D already installed. Pentax is pretty good about issuing firmware updates when needed.
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Since the Super came out long after that update, its firmware certainly already includes all of those fixes, and possibly more that aren't available for the original K100D. (Certainly there's other improvements like SDM support and the dust removal thing.)
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When I use the Menu+On, it says "Ver.: 1.00"

It might refer to a different firmware though, from what you say.

10-01-2007, 08:28 PM   #5
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I emailed them about this, and I received the following reply:


Dear Sir/Madam,

Thank you for contacting Pentax.

The firmware update you refer to is for the K100D. The K100D Super factory installed firmware is compatible with SDHC cards.

If you are in need of further assistance, please respond to this email or call our technical support center at 800-877-0155.

Sincerely,
Randy Schumacher
Pentax Imaging Technical Support

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Hi,

I have a K100D Super, with 1.0.0 firmware. Your web page at
Pentax Imaging - Software & Firmaware Updates states that SDHC support is enabled with 1.01 firmware, and 1.02 firmware improves it. However, I thought that the K100D Super had this support by default. Is this firmware update only for the K100D, or the K100D Super as well? I don't want to update my K100D Super with a firmware update that is unnecessary at best, and at worst, will break the camera.

Thanks,

Andrew
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These are different devices. Do not attempt to flash the K100D firmware onto a K100D Super! Spooky bad things will most likely happen
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QuoteOriginally posted by juice Quote
These are different devices. Do not attempt to flash the K100D firmware onto a K100D Super! Spooky bad things will most likely happen
Maybe you can't flash the K100D Super with the K100D firmware at all even you try, but I'm not gonna try with mine (if I got one)
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I think I saw somewhere (probably in RAW metadata) a mention of "Pentax K100D Super" firmware.

Thanks for all the info

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For the record, I tried to update the k100d firmware into my k100d super. Nothing happened...at all. The camera k100d super just ignored the update...

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